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Posted February 20, 2009 08:09 PM


Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
nice job. i would make this mod but i have to open mine up because i buy lube in a plastic pack. nice mod, very samrt mod that save time.
If the grease is in a pack, maybe you could suck it up with a turkey flavoring injector (metal tip removed), then inject it into the hole that way??? You might need to put the metal tip back on to get the air out from the syringe and put pressure on the grease to make it flow.
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Posted February 21, 2009 04:25 AM


Originally posted by yaleforscale:
yes i think this is a great idea , you could even go one step further and install a grease nipple , get yourself a cheap grease gun and you could fill it with what ever lube you whant , reminds me of back in the day when we use to service all robots at nissan , we just use to go round with a greas gun and pump the grease into the bearings ,with out taking the thing to pieces ,instead of trying to tapp the plastic you could just open up the gearbox and install a nut at the back of the nipple then its going no were , great idea don , thinking outside the box bro ... ..... http://www.accurateproducts.com/greasefittnipp.htm
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Posted February 21, 2009 04:32 AM


Originally posted by yaleforscale:
lots of these things in all mannor of shapes and sizes ......... http://www.fastenal.com/web/pr.../detail.ex?sku=58873...
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Posted February 21, 2009 11:21 AM



All good ideas, Nat. Thanks for the advice. If I were to do this, I think I'd attack the gearbox from the side to get it done instead of doing what I did from the bottom. It would be able to be accessed easier, however, will not allow water to drain out should there be any inside the gearbox. Of course, you could just take the gearbox apart again to mitigate the water, so it doesn't matter all that much. It's still yet another option to go for. Options are good to have, especially when the gears appear to be very different based on what NB model you have. Thanks!
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Posted February 21, 2009 12:36 PM


Originally posted by yaleforscale:
thanks don yes fitting to the side would be a good idea , you could always just leave the hole you already driled in the bottom for water drainage . thanks bro ...
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Posted March 01, 2009 10:11 AM



Sorry, I haven't been too chatty in here lately. I was a victim of a rear-end collision on my way to my birthday party last weekend. My car took a pretty hard hit. Allow me to share the photos. I think you'll be able to figure out which vehicle was mine .







My wife was in the car with me when we were hit. Now, both of us are on Flexoril and Naproxen to relieve the pain. X-Rays showed swelling in the tissues between the discs in our necks from the whiplash. I'm on light duty at work now for 6 weeks just to try to stay off of short-term disability which will only pay me 60% of my salary. I lost one day from work as they needed a medical release before I could return. My wife immediately went back to work as she is a paper pusher doing data entry for an insurance company.

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for two weeks to take the pressure off of our necks and allow the tissues between the discs to heal. We're not as amused as the old guy in the pic, that's for sure!!! One week down, one week to go on these friggin' things. They make it real hard to look down, turn your head, even drive a car... including R/C.

So, with this setback, I've been using my tax refund to get together the pieces for making the Aflac duck truck in the "Monster Tires" commercial. The body shell should be in tomorrow, and the decals should arrive sometime next week. I figure a week's time will be more than enough for the paint to fully dry.

As for paint, do you guys suggest I go over the shell with a layer of clear coat?

Please let me know.

Also, should the clear coat be applied over the decals to keep them from coming up, or before I apply them because the clear coat might peel them up??? They will be printed on 3M vinyl peel & stick as stated below.

Specs on decals:

I am now making all my decal range in Peel & Stick Vinyl as an option as well as the waterslide decals. In addition I am offering 1/10 and 1/12 scale decals in this Peel & Stick for Radio Control models. Please let me know if you want Peel & Stick decals when you order. I will assume you want waterslide decals unless you ask for the vinyl Peel & Stick. The 1/12 and 1/10 scale Peel and Stick is the default medium.

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Now as for the cervial collar... I have to ask... does one size fit all if you have a pencilneck???

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Posted March 01, 2009 11:20 AM


Originally posted by Adrians3109:
That's really bad...sorry to hear about your accident.
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Posted March 01, 2009 11:23 AM



Thanks for the concern Adrian. My wife and I appreciate it.
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Posted March 01, 2009 12:29 PM


Originally posted by texx:
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I am sad for you .. Good luck, and treat you well .. ( you and your wife )
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Posted March 01, 2009 12:30 PM



Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
hope you feel o.k. insurance coers it all? same thing happened to my friend couple years ago when he was cruising in his nova. got rear ended, got whiplashes, passed out for a couple of minutes and now because of that he has back problems for the rest of his life. i hope your case isnt as bad as his. take it easy on yourself.
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Posted March 01, 2009 12:36 PM


Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
as for the clear coat question, yes it would be smart. it protects the paint fro all weather conditions so when you wipe off mud from the shell with water your paint wont come off with it. choose your clear coat wisely. regular clear coats will take the shine away from paint that is ment to be shiny, like my silver paint, but a good one to use is crystal clear enamel. makes your paint shine
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Posted March 01, 2009 01:07 PM



Originally posted by yaleforscale:
WOW don sorry to hear this bro , hope your on the mend ,, clear coat is a good idea bro ,
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Posted March 01, 2009 01:48 PM




Thanks guys. We are getting better day-by-day. Hopefully, in another week, we'll be able to ditch the collars.

rcnoobie... thanks for the advice on the clear. I still need to know if I should put it on before the peel & stick vinyl decals, or after.
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Posted March 01, 2009 02:32 PM



Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
put the decals after you clear coat. paint will make the decal become weak.
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Posted March 01, 2009 02:36 PM



Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
put the decals after you clear coat. paint will make the decal become weak.
Thanks... I'm spending US$40 for these AU$60 decals. I don't want to wreck them. Shipping alone was like US$13 for air mail from Aussie land. I can't find these decals anywhere else as NASCAR is a PITA when it comes to licensing rights. Even if I could find these in the U.S., I still wouldn't get the same level of detail that PattosPlace.com is putting out.
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Posted March 01, 2009 02:47 PM


Originally posted by yaleforscale:
you and your wife rest up bro , take it easy , my best whishes ,
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Posted March 05, 2009 07:37 PM



Update: The Aflac Duck Truck is coming along, but on the slow side. I still have physical (my body) and time (work) issues I'm trying to overcome from the car wreck. Here's a shot of what I have so far...

McAllister Racing 1:10 Scale 2009 NASCAR Ford Fusion Car of Tomorrow


The body has been trimmed and the wheel wells cut out. The windows have been masked over, but need to have the frame work cut from the vinyl... need a new Exacto. Next step is to mask off the rear bumper and the front nose piece as they'll be painted green instead of the primary black. The sides will be decals that are green already, of which, I'll have Home Depot mix up some paint with their computer color matching system. I guess latex will be best for the occasional flexing going on in these areas???

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After the masking, it's marking the holes in the body for the body pegs (still waiting for the chassis to be delivered), then it's a few shots of the black, then peeling off the bumper masks, and then a few shots of the green. Why do I want to have a green underside, you ask? It's because Mr. Aflac is going to be in the driver's seat under green neon LEDs!!!



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Posted March 05, 2009 07:45 PM



Originally posted by texx:
I love the car .. I love the little Mr Aflac ..
This project will be a sensation.
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Posted March 05, 2009 07:50 PM



Thanks lou... I think what will set this apart from anything like it will be the finely detailed graphics in the decal package I'm getting from Aussieland. This Patto guy knows his stuff. Very detailed work, and very precisely measured out. I can't wait to see them. They should be coming in tomorrow or early next week. Sydney to Miami is quite a flight for air mail.
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Posted March 05, 2009 07:54 PM



Originally posted by texx:
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The decal will be the key to success.
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Posted March 05, 2009 08:34 PM



Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
looks like everything will start to come together. when you have bodies like this you have two options when it comes to painting. you can paint the inside or the outside. if you want no scratches on your paint you should paint inside. if you dont realy care about what happens to your paint, you paint the outside. but then again either way you will have to put the decals outside the body.cant wait to see this finished and on the monster truck.
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Posted March 05, 2009 09:09 PM


Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
cant wait to see this finished and on the monster truck.
Oh, you didn't know???

The Aflac Duck Truck will be built on this...

**SOLD**New Bright 1/10 rock crawler NEW minus body



I don't want to have to put 18,000 quick disconnects on Blue Streak to disconnect the body wiring from the batteries in the frame.
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Posted March 05, 2009 09:57 PM


Originally posted by THErcnoobie:
oh my bad what i ment to say was i cant wait to see that body on that 4x4 monstertruck
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Posted March 07, 2009 03:43 AM



Originally posted by yaleforsale:
don this is going to be great i just love that shell , good purchase with the rolling chasssie ..
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Posted March 07, 2009 12:43 PM



Originally posted by iceman2:
love that body shell ,very cool .
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